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Mr. Murphy

#1 Post by 2ndovc » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:28 pm

Looking through one of those quickie news stories that pop up now and then, I was looking at some of the various actors from the '40s that were in the services. First time I'd seen a link to Audie Murphy's decorations. The list is staggering! Amazing feat for a guy that was all of 5'5"!

http://amhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory ... asp?ID=421

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#2 Post by Griff » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:07 pm

And had been turned down enlisting in the Marines... :shock:
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#3 Post by Pitchy » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:23 pm

He sure didn`t look the role but he was a kick butt person.
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#4 Post by Sixgun » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:54 pm

Maybe because he was so small saved his life with bullets flying all around. Who would want to be a 6.5 body builder with a head the size of a basketball standing on that tank, the way Audie did, behind the Ma Deuce? One brave M.F. I'll say.

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#5 Post by Booger Bill » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:21 am

I read where james arness was the first off the landing boat on D-day because he was so tall to see how deep the water was. Well, it sounds good anyway. I met him once. He looked even bigger than on film.

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#6 Post by piller » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:58 pm

Audie Murphy proved that being a genuine bad-*** has nothing to do with the size of the dog in the fight.
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#7 Post by 2ndovc » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:11 pm

Kinda my point.

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#8 Post by Rusty » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:49 pm

I watched that movie TO HELL AND BACK several times with my dad. I also in turn have watched it several time with my son. There are things in the book, if you take time to read it that aren't in the movie.
From his days as a kid rabbit hunting in Texas to feed his family Audie was used to taking snap shots at running rabbits. In the dense forests of Germany snap shot on German soldiers with the M1 Carbine were second nature to him.
I remember when his plane crashed. I was in Roanoke, Va several days after the crash visiting family. It was a sad time.
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#9 Post by Ysabel Kid » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:45 pm

At first I thought this post was about "Mr. Murphy" of "Murphy's Law" fame! Happy it wasn't!!!

Audie Murphy was the inspiration for Captain Dustine Edward Mardsen Fog, "Dusty", the primary character of J.T. Edson's "Floating Outfit" western series (as well as his "Civil War" series). The "Ysabel Kid" (pronounced "sable"; the "Y" is silent), his friend, is where I get my nom de guerre here (and elsewhere).

I also enjoyed the movie "To Hell and Back". I really enjoyed the book!!!
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